Monday, July 13, 2009

rocking out

last week, i got a wonderful little surprise in the mail. an open heart from the lovely blog, recovery from a life not lived, sent me two stones from her parents' ranch and two packets of seeds so that i can grow some of those yummy lemon cucumbers. i've already planted them in the greenhouse and hope we might get to taste them already this year, even tho' it's a bit late in the season. i'm hoping that the greenhouse helps. thank you so much, open heart!!


and photographing these little stones made me realize that i hadn't shared the lovely little flat stones that seaside girl brought to me when she came to blog camp:


i really love them--they're so flat and smooth. and now the little stone treasure bowl on my desk looks like this:


so, as i type and work away at my desk, i'm accompanied by little reminders of my connections from all over the world. i think that's pretty cool.

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i'm off to dublin for a few days, but have scheduled plenty of secrets to keep you satisfied.

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and be sure to check out the new project, across ø/öresund launching this week. it's a new photo collaboration with the lovely kristina. we're nikon girls, you know. skåne was lost to denmark in 1658, but we're working on reuniting them, at least in pictures.

13 comments:

Maggie May said...

just charming

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Your rock bowl reminds me of my AP Environmental Science teacher's classroom. He has bits and pieces of countries from all over the world on his shelves and in boxes. It's neat to be able to hold a piece of somewhere so far away in your hand, without even leaving your own spot in the world.

Red Shoes said...

Somewhere in my box of little treasures there's a piece of granite that fit perfectly into my ten-year-old hand, scooped up on the sly from somewhere on Donner Peak during summercamp. I love remembering the big trees and sunshine and the first time I stood on top of a mountain...

Rocks rock.

Clare said...

That rocks. Hey, have fun in Dublin and have a guiness on me

An Open Heart said...

J,
I feel sooooo special to be highlighted on your blog! I really hope the seeds net you some cucumbers this year....before I left for my trip this weekend I pulled about 30 of them off the vine....

I wish I could go to Dublin with you, Ireland is on my to do list...Have a good trip!
S

Bill Stankus said...

OK, Rocky, now we know who's making the beaches disappear. And if you name your next child, "Igneous" just know you've gone one pebble too far.

Eternally Distracted said...

I have my fingers crossed that I will find some bloggy friends who want to send me gifts ... For info I like champagne and chocolate!

kristina * said...

great stones. i love keeping things on my desk that remind me of friends.

just checked out your new blog project with kristina (malmö-kristina, i mean) and it looks fab! it wouldn't let me leave a comment though, so i thought i'd let you know this way that i love your sund-spanning pictures and your idea!

Starlene said...

What an cute little bowl of rocks. : )

I love trying to remember where they all came from. Does that happen to you? Or do you memorize which one is from who and where before you let them out of your sight?

spudballoo said...

How lovely!!! Looking forward to the new project too...(are there more hours in the day in Denmark? If so, sent some over this way wouldya?) Thank you x

AquaSass said...

I am LOVING the crocheed rock sweater:)

B said...

Isn't it great how you are getting stones from all over the world? The blogospehere is amazing (we can say it once again!)

Sammi said...

How awesome :o)